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On January 29, 2024, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Controls (“OFAC”) revoked General License 43 (“GL 43”), which authorized certain transactions involving CVG Compania General de Mineria de Venezuela CA (“Minerven”). GL 43 was replaced with GL 43A to allow US Persons, through 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time, February 13, 2024, to wind down transactions involving Minerven (and entities it owns 50% or more) that were previously authorized by GL…

On January 22, 2024, the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia announced an additional round of coordinated sanctions designations of individuals, entities, and aircraft linked to Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (“PIJ”). This coordinated action builds on recent joint US-UK and unilateral US designations. Our prior blog post on the October 18, 2023 US designations is available here. US Sanctions On January 22, 2024, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”)…

What happened? On January 17, 2024, the US State Department (“State”) announced the designation of Ansarallah, commonly known as the Houthis, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (“SDGT”) pursuant to Executive Order 13224. The designation will be effective on February 16, 2024, at which time the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) will add Ansarallah to the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (“SDN List”). In other words, the designation…

On November 2, 2023, the United States government issued new Russia-related sanctions targeting more than 200 individuals and entities. OFAC also issued three new Russia-related General Licenses and reissued another one, and the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) added 13 entities to the Entity List. SDN Designations The US Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) and the US Department of State added a range of targeted…